First operation is over and Matron sits at Shida’s bedside reassuring her. We await news from the doctors but meanwhile Shida is feeling better and has had something to eat. 446 miles away Rev Deuli keeps in phone contact. He is busy preparing the bulk food shop for the children’s centre. Every four months a lorry is sent from Mwanza with all the staple foodstuffs. The food will last from June through September. With rising prices this will cost about £1080 but we are delighted that Arnold and Valerie Barrow’s family , friends and supporters have donated the money. In Matron’s absence at Mayega, Peter the Patron is in charge while Victoria steps in for Matron and Rose takes charge of the cooking. Life goes on as normal but all are waiting for Shida and Matron’s safe return.